Command Line Options
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Redcar can be run from a shortcut or from the command line.
Common command line options
Running Redcar from the command line offers many additional options not exposed through the menu.
redcar --help gives you the following information
redcar --help Redcar 0.13 Usage: redcar [OPTIONS] [FILE|DIR]* --multiple-instance Don't attempt to open files and dirs in an already running instance --debug JRuby debugging mode: activates the profiling commands in the Debug menu --untitled-file=PATH Open the given file as an untitled tab. --ignore-stdin Ignore stdin. --fork Detach from the console. --no-window Don't force opening a window on Redcar startup --home-dir=PATH Use the specified directory as Redcar home directory -w Open the specified files and wait until they are closed -l[NUMBER] Open a specified file at line NUMBER. Multiple comma-seperated args for multiple files are allowed. --show-log Print Redcar's log to stdout --log-level=LEVEL Set the log level to LEVEL (default is info, options are debug, info, warn, error) --no-splash Do not show the splash screen on startup
In addition the following command line options are available:
--font=FONT Choose font --font-size=SIZE Choose font point size --theme=THEME Choose Textmate theme
A complete list of themes can be found in the